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Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review

84% Acer Swift 5 SF514-51-59AV Notebook Review

Elegant companion. Acer combines the most important elements of a subnotebook and calls the result Swift 5. The noble yet already familiar design is particularly impressive.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Seamless UI scaling between phones, tablets, Xbox, and full-sized computers is the goal. (Source: Windows Central)

Windows 10 shell update will help close the gap between Windows PCs and phones

Microsoft is allegedly planning on integrating the Windows 10 UIs for PC, mobile, Xbox, and convertibles into one "Composable Shell", allowing for a truly universal Windows OS.
The business-oriented U937/P is made from a magnesium alloy. (Source: Impress)

Fujitsu unveils 1.7-pound 13-inch notebook

Fujitsu has revealed two of the world's lightest 13-inch laptops at a launch event in Japan. The UH75/B1 weighs a scant 1.72 lbs while the U937/P weighs 1.87 lbs. The base units come with a small 25 Wh battery to reduce weight, but a 50 Wh battery is available, which will make the unit weigh just over 2 lbs.
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While the NexDock is designed with the Compute Card in mind, it will also retain compatibility with smartphones and other mini-PCs. (Source: NexDock)

Intel Compute Card already tapped for use in modular convertible PC

NexDock is working on a 2017 version of their laptop-shell device dock. While the previous version was had a laptop form factor and supported Windows 10 smartphones and Raspberry Pis, the update is a Surface-like convertible that specifically caters to the Intel Compute Card.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$834) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best convertibles reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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MSI G Series refresh with Kaby Lake now available

MSI G Series refresh with Kaby Lake now available

The Taiwanese manufacturer is doubling down on its entire G series of gaming notebooks with Kaby Lake and Pascal options for all. We provide a quick rundown on the major options available and the main differences between them.
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Dell to be exclusive hardware supplier for Eleague eSports tournament

Dell to be exclusive hardware supplier for Eleague eSports tournament

The eSports scene is growing rapidly and Dell is joining the likes of Acer, MSI, Aorus, iBuyPower, and other sponsors in providing the necessary gaming PCs and machines.
An XPS 15 with fingerprint scanner was on display at CES, but it seems that this feature isn't quite ready. (Source: Windows Central)

The XPS 15 9560's fingerprint scanner has gone AWOL (updated with official response from Dell)

The leaked website for the XPS 9560, specs, and CES display model all showed the update to the popular 9550 would sport a fingerprint scanner. The latest information from the company suggests that it does not currently have one, but may get the option soon.
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Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Better late than never. At the end of 2016, we got caught up in the excitement of Pascal, Kaby Lake and co. and entirely forgot about Civilization VI. To rectify our mistake, we are putting the latest addition to the Civilization family in the spotlight with multiple notebook and desktop PC tests.
One of Razer's stolen Valerie prototypes was listed on Chinese retail site Taobao. (Source: Liliputing)

Lost and found: Razer's stolen Valerie prototype listed on Chinese retail site

After being reported stolen earlier this week, Razer's triple-display notebook, codenamed Valerie, has made an appearance on Taobao, a Chinese retail website.
Owners of 2016 Macbook Pros should expect more consistent battery life after the update. (Source: Consumer Reports)

Consumer Reports reverses opinion on Macbook Pros after retests

Following Apple's fixes, the consumer watchdog conducted retests on Macbook Pro laptops and concluded that the battery life consistency was much improved. They now recommend the notebook.
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Increased dependence on Smartphones for basic computing has disrupted the PC industry. (Source: T-Mobile)

PC shipments down again: Gartner

Research firm Gartner says that the PC market has declined for the 5th straight year, with 2016 ultimately showing a 6.2 percent year-on-year decline. The PC market is continuing to stagnate while the phone market continues to grow.
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Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (Core i5, GeForce 940MX) Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (Core i5, GeForce 940MX) Notebook Review

Small Update, Big Impact? The ThinkPad E470 is the latest addition to the popular Lenovo business series. This entry-level model of the E-series uses a 7th generation Intel Core processor and promises more performance and battery life. All of this for an attractive price. Is the quality still up to par?
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 14" | 1.9 kg
The long-awaited update to the award-winning XPS 15 9550 is available for order on Dell's website now and will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks. (Source: Dell)

Dell's refreshed XPS 15 9560 with GTX 1050 and fingerprint scanner now up for order

The Dell XPS 15 9560, the much-awaited update to the XPS 15 9550, is finally up for order through Dell. The 9560 update brings Kaby Lake CPUs, Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, fingerprint scanning, and Windows Hello support to everyone's favorite thin-and-light desktop replacement laptop.
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MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

86% MSI GT72VR 7RE Dominator Pro Notebook Review

Gaming machine. MSI's GT72VR 7RE is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that handles modern games smoothly on the matte Full HD screen. The new Kaby Lake quad-core also leaves a good initial impression. Positive: The noise development is pretty restrained, despite the powerful hardware.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.8 kg
Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?

Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?

Android N has been trickling out to flagship smartphones for a few months now, but Chromebooks may be the next devices in line to receive the update. Android 7.1 promises to bring better Android app management for Chrome OS.
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The 2016 MacBook Pros have both faced criticism over sub-par battery life compared to previous models. (Source: Apple)

Safari bug allegedly responsible for poor Consumer Reports MacBook test results

Apple claims that Consumer Reports' tests of the Apple MacBook Pros were spoiled by a bug in Safari. The bug should be fixed in the latest macOS beta, and the publication has agreed to re-run their tests and adjust their verdict if needed.
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Users might still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge

Microsoft may have officially the free upgrade period months ago, but still seem to sponsor other free upgrade methods.
Nvidia Geforce Now is your GTX 1080 in the cloud

CES 2017 | Nvidia Geforce Now is your GTX 1080 in the cloud

The advanced GTX 1060/1080-level game streaming service will cost significantly more than your PS Now or Netflix subscriptions when it launches in the US this March.
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU Notebook Review

79% Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU Notebook Review

Disappointing screen. Acer launches a well-equipped 15.6-inch all-rounder on the market with the TravelMate P259-MG-71UU. The GeForce 940MX graphics core (GDDR5 version) allows playing many up-to-date computer games. Acer ruins the overall good impression with a poor screen and only middling battery life.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro Notebook Review

83% MSI GE72VR 6RF Apache Pro Notebook Review

Apache is approaching! The well-known gaming notebook manufacturer MSI brings us an interesting combination. A fast quad core processor of the Skylake family and a Pascal-based GPU are at the core of the latest model. Learn how well the components fit each other in our in-depth review.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Samsung Chromebook Pro closeup, one of the many Samsung products that got awards at CES 2017

CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards

Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
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HP Pavilion 14-al103ng Notebook Review

77% HP Pavilion 14-al103ng Notebook Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. HP's 14-inch laptop features a strong processor, low system noise, low temperature development, and an IPS screen. Sounds good. However, the Pavilion has some shortcomings.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
IGZO transistors have been around for over a decade, but have not yet seen widespread adoption. (Source: Version Daily)

Apple to switch to IGZO display for future MacBook Pros: DigiTimes

Apple is rumored to be acquiring IGZO panels for laptops as soon as Q2 2017. One reason for the move to IGZO-transistor panels could be improved battery life.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks below 500 Euros (~$554) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 300 Euros

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 Euros (~$326) as reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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Das Gigabyte P56 ist ein Neuzugang in der Gaming-Serie von Gigabyte und integriert eine GTX 1070-GPU.

CES 2017 | Gigabyte showcases P56, P34/35, Sabre 15, and Aero 14 notebooks with Pascal

Gigabyte is refreshing its major gaming notebooks this year with more Kaby Lake and new Pascal GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti options.
HP Pavilion 15t-au100 (W0P31AV) Notebook Review

76% HP Pavilion 15t-au100 (W0P31AV) Notebook Review

Hamstrung. A powerful current-generation i7 CPU combined with a dedicated GPU - on paper, the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion 15t-au100 seems like a very desirable notebook. A slow conventional hard drive, a dim display panel and the short battery life are the most notable drawbacks.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

The Best Notebooks for Teenagers and University Students

January 2016 update. Whether you are looking for a notebook that won't break the bank, a high-performance all-rounder, or a luxury laptop, here you will find relevant notebook recommendations from Notebookcheck for school-aged kids and university students.
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook Pro 13 and 15

Mac? No thanks. Apple's laptops continue to be popular. However, there are a few laptops for Windows users, which are quite similar to their counterparts from Cupertino. Here you will find the best devices from the Windows world competing with the Apple portfolio. January 2017 update
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Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Notebookcheck's Top Windows Alternatives to the MacBook 12 and Air 13

Lighter than Air? Apple shocked the whole industry with the first MacBook Air: We had never seen such a slim and light notebook before. However, in the meantime the other manufacturers have come up with several slim Windows devices that are good alternatives to the current MacBooks. Update January 2017
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Notebooks

January 2017 update. Here you will find the best office/business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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GPD says the Pocket will have a CNC aluminum chassis and Gorilla Glass 3. (Source: GPD)

Makers of GPD WIN Console working on a premium 7-inch notebook

Chinese startup GPD has announced a more work-oriented concept for a pocket PC, aptly dubbed the GPD Pocket. The Pocket will have a 7-inch IPS touchscreen, aluminum chassis, and edge-to-edge keyboard with trackpoint.
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MSI looks to compete with Razer's Core and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier with GUS, an e-GPU. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS

MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

Flawed. This IdeaPad is available for 500 Euros (~$526). On the plus side, the laptop offers a strong Kaby Lake processor with dual-channel RAM and lots of storage space. However, the weak case and the dark, reflective screen can cause problems.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R5 M430 | 17.3" | 3 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA Notebook Review

76% Acer Aspire ES1-533-P7WA Notebook Review

Full HD Home Office. This new 15.6-inch model from Acer is equipped with a matte FHD screen - a rare occurrence in the low-price segment. The laptop has a lot of storage space and creates low emissions: a simple home office notebook.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Chuwi's Hi13 2-in-1 sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution and a keyboard dock, much like the Surface Book. (Source: Chuwi)

CES 2017 | Chuwi announces Hi13 tablet powered by Apollo Lake

The Hi13 sports a 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 display, which is the same resolution as Microsoft's Surface Book. Could the Redmond made 2-in-1 be facing stiff Chinese competition?
The new MSI emblem with the dragon logo

CES 2017 | MSI: New Notebooks with Kaby Lake and GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti

MSI announces gaming notebooks equipped with fresh Kaby Lake processors and Nvidia Pascal GPUs with a new Dragon logo. This brings a nice power boost right in time for CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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MSI GT83VR Titan SLI launching with mechanical MX Cherry Silver keyboard

CES 2017 | MSI GT83VR Titan SLI launching with MX Cherry Silver mechanical keyboard

The individually-lit RGB Silver keys provide a short 4 ms keystroke and just 1.2 mm of travel for faster gaming reaction times.
Project Valerie has two additional monitors that slide out to create a triple monitor display. (Source: Razer)

CES 2017 | Razer shows off concept notebook with three 4K displays

Razer is seeing triple with Project Valerie, the "world's first triple display laptop." While still in concept, the project is an exciting peak into what may be possible in the future.
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Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M gets updated with Kaby Lake and GeForce 10 series graphics

CES 2017 | Gigabyte unveils updated P34 and P35 notebooks

These two refreshed notebooks will soon hit the market as the lightest 14-inch portable with GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics (P34) and the slimmest 15.6-inch laptop with GeForce GTX 1070 graphics (P35).
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Once attached to OWC DEC, the complete system will be just under 1-inch thick. (Source: OWC)

CES 2017 | OWC dock for MacBook Pro adds ports, storage, and thickness

Mac upgrade manufacturer OWC has shown off a prototype of a dock at CES 2017. The OWC DEC attaches seamlessly to the bottom of your 13 or 15-inch MacBook pro to add some serious upgradability.
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The UX490UA boasts a larger screen, more ports, and Thunderbolt 3 support. (Source: Nick Statt/TheVerge)

CES 2017 | Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the new big brother of the ZenBook 3

Asus has debuted the ZenBook 3 Deluxe at CES 2017, featuring more ports, TB3 support, a larger screen, and improved keyboard travel.
The Samsung Odyssey heavily borrows from the ASUS ROG line's aesthetics. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2017 | Samsung makes questionable step into gaming with Odyssey notebooks

Samsung has thrown its hat into the gaming-notebook ring with the Odyssey 15 and 17.
The WT73VR looks to be one of the most powerful mobile workstations in the world. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI unveils new line of workstation notebooks

The powerful mobile workstations feature 7th generation Intel processor and the latest Quadro graphics cards from Nvidia.

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